[Explanation] The string of epidemic prevention and control in Guangzhou has tightened again, and many places in Liwan District have implemented closed management.
Recently, the reporter visited the Shangxiajiu business district in Liwan District and found that there were only a few pedestrians on the road, most of the shops had been closed, and a notice of “No Dine-in” was posted at the door of Taotaoju, the “old Guangzhou brand” that was still open.
[Explanation] Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is one of the three traditional and prosperous commercial centers in Guangzhou. The arcades that stretch for thousands of kilometers gather hundreds of shops of various kinds, and there used to be an endless stream of tourists during holidays.
However, due to the impact of the epidemic, the pedestrian flow in the pedestrian street has dropped sharply, and there is no more bustle in the past, and only a few shops are still open.
[Explanation] Mr. Zhu, who sells candied dried fruits in Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, told reporters that the snack shop has been here for more than 20 years. Before the outbreak, it could sell for two to three thousand yuan a day (the same below), but now only One or two hundred yuan.
[Concurrent] Mr. Zhu, a snack shop employee
Two days ago, the government introduced the prohibition of dine-in in restaurants. Since then, many shops have ceased to open because there is no traffic. I will take a look here and make as many as there are.
The businesses we are doing now are regular customers in our neighborhood. They are all here when we go out to buy groceries or look at daily necessities. I have to buy a little bit of this and eat it back. There are no other outsiders at all.
For one day, four or five people will patronize it. It's better to stay at home and do a little business if you have a little business.
[Explanation] Although Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street is not a medium-high risk area, it is only 1.4 kilometers away from Jinlong Huixin Pavilion, Longjin Street, a medium-risk area.
[Concurrent] Mr. Zhu, a snack shop employee
This shop has been in business for more than 20 years. The epidemic situation last year was very bad and the business is very difficult. But there is no way to do business for such a long time. I just want to hold on.
[Explanation] "Guangzhou time-honored" Nanxin Dessert is one of the few shops that is still open.
At noon, the reporter saw two or three takeaways waiting at the entrance of the store. The wall on the right side of the store was posted with a "don't eat-in" notice, and the recruitment advertisement was moved to the corner.
[Concurrent] Nanxin Dessert Clerk
You have to queue up on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. You can see the situation now, because the epidemic has made it difficult to do business now.
Takeaway orders are also much less, not as many as before. In the past, there were more than 200 or 300 orders for takeout a day, but now there are more than 100 orders.
[Explanation] In Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street, the most frequently seen by reporters are takeaway riders.
A takeaway rider told reporters that there are very few takeaway orders nowadays, and only more than 30 orders per day.
[Concurrent] Takeaway rider
It’s probably more than 30 orders. Maybe they are rarely affected by the epidemic. Now they are sent far away, and they are all sent in one order.
[Explanation] In a shop selling wontons, the reporter saw three shop assistants packing the dough and preparing to give it to a nearby restaurant.
The store clerk told reporters that neighbours in the neighborhood would come over to buy some wontons, but they mainly rely on wholesale to make money. The business of the restaurant has faded and they are also affected.
[Concurrent] Wonton shop clerk
There are basically fewer dine-in restaurants now, and the business of those restaurants is affected. Our business is also greatly affected.
A loss is definitely a loss, but you can’t just do nothing if you lose it now, right, take your time.
[Explanation] The reporter saw on Changshou Road of Metro Line 1 near Shangxiajiu Pedestrian Street. There are still many vacant seats in the subway station. There are few passengers in the direction of Xilang. The staff of the subway station are all wearing N95 masks. And protective glasses, the cleaning staff kept disinfecting the elevator handrails.
Wu Yushi, assistant to the stationmaster of Changshou Road, Guangzhou Metro Line 1, told reporters that the passenger flow of the station has dropped by about 50% compared with last week.
[Concurrent] Wu Yushi, assistant to the stationmaster of Changshou Road, Guangzhou Metro Line 1
Before the epidemic, the passenger flow at Changshou Road Station was relatively stable, and people would often go shopping on Changshou Road.
After the outbreak, the passenger flow has dropped significantly, and the passenger flow in the direction of Xilang (passenger flow) has also dropped significantly.
[Explanation] In many prosperous business districts such as Beijing Road and Tianhe Road in Guangzhou, the flow of people has also decreased significantly.
Under the prevention and control of the epidemic, the citizens are doing their own responsibilities, and everyone hopes that the epidemic will end as soon as possible.
(Reported by reporter He Junjie and Sun Qiuxia in Guangzhou)
Editor in charge: [Ji Xiang]